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Did you know that because laser hair removal is a non-surgical procedure, it is not regulated or licensed in the same way that a laser used for removing skin tissue would be. This means that laser hair removal is largely unregulated as a whole, and clients do not have any assurances about how experienced the practitioner is, or about the cleanliness and safety standards of the equipment. Unfortunately laser hair removal does sometimes result in injury. And when this injury is as the result of negligence, you can make a beauty treatment compensation claim.

Before Laser Hair Removal Treatment

You have the ability to help protect yourself by doing your research before choosing a salon or practitioner to carry out the laser hair removal treatment. Make sure that the beauty therapist is experienced in laser treatments and has been qualified to deliver them.

Consultation before Treatment

There should be a pre-treatment consultation with the practitioner during which your skin should be examined and the best course of action recommended depending on your skin type. There should also be a consultation based on your medical history where the practitioner finds out about any issues that may affect your suitability for the treatment. You will need to understand the procedure and also get reasonable expectations about the outcome. Any risks that are particular to the treatment or to your skin in general should be explained so that you will be able to make an informed decision about whether to go through with the treatment.

During Laser Hair Removal Treatment

During the procedure the laser must be configured to the correct level and made sure that it is safe. The skin should be cooled as soon as possible, either as the hair removal is taking place or immediately following the procedure, otherwise the skin may be at more risk of burning. There may be some pain or discomfort experienced during the treatment, which is normal and should only last for a short time. This would not be enough to bring a compensation claim.

After Laser Hair Removal Treatment

However, if you suffer from serious complications or injury like burns, scarring, cuts, or discoloration, you should consult a laser burn lawyer. Any injury or discomfort you experience that you wouldn’t normally expect from the procedure can be treated as a claim for negligence.

Consult a beauty claims lawyer who will be able to advise you on the validity of your claim and what to do next. There are procedures and steps to follow for making a compensation claim that is more likely to be successful.

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About The Author

Sneha Srimani is a Bachelor of Science graduate in health education. She is also social media manager at Before coming to Nucleus Accumbens, she worked as a Jr. Medical Physicist. Now she decided to share her experience and medical information through this blog.